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API to collaborate on Blighter A400

07th August 2015 - 9:30 by The Shephard News Team

API Technologies will collaborate with Blighter Surveillance Systems on the production of the Blighter A400 series radar, the company announced on 5 August.

Under the partnership, API Technologies will provide engineering and product lifecycle support to Blighter.

The Blighter A400 Series is an electronic-scanning, modular non-rotating, Ku band Doppler air security radar that can detect medium and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at distances of up to 8kms. The radar, which can function in all weather, can detect mini and micro UAV targets in different speeds with enhanced ground clutter suppression.

The Blighter A400 Series radars use frequency modulated continuous wave  and passive electronically scanned array technologies.

Matt Howchin, general manager - Great Yarmouth, API Technologies, said: 'We are proud to have been part of the Blighter Surveillance Systems program since 2006.

'Our engineers' in-depth understanding of the manufacturing process and expertise in RF and microwave, waveform generation, and digital signal processing products, has enabled us to consistently provide the high quality manufacturing essential for security products that will be in service, in some cases, for up to 15 years.'

Mark Radford, CEO, Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: 'API's depth of experience with radar applications and high-reliability technology products has made them an ideal partner for us.

'Having a strategic partnership with an established electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company - with a global footprint - is important as it enables us to scale up supply to meet growing worldwide demand.'

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